Delta Album Lyrics by Mumford & Sons


Mumford & Sons Lyrics

Delta Album Lyrics
(Lyrics to the Full Album on one page)

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Where do I turn to when there's no choice to make?
And how do I presume when there's so much at stake?
I was so sure of it all

But what if I need you in my darkest hour?
And what if it turns out there is no other?
If this is our last hope
We would see a sign, oh
We would see a sign

Well I've been running from the ashes we left
Forgiveness speaks for itself but how can I forget
When there's a stain on it all

But what if I need you in my darkest hour?
And what if it turns out there is no other?
We had it all
If this is our time now
We wanna see a sign, oh
We would see a sign

So give us a sign
I need some guiding light
Children of darkness, oh



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Guiding Light

One, two, three

We're on the permanent red
The glaze on my eyes
When I heard your voice
The distance caught me by surprise again

And I know you claim that you're alright
But fix your eyes on me
I guess I'm all you have
And I swear you'll see the dawn again

Well I know I had it all on the line
But don't just sit with folded hands and become blind
'Cause even when there is no star in sight
You'll always be my only guiding light

Relate to my youth
Well I'm still in awe of you
Discover some new truth
That was always wrapped around you

But don't just slip away
In the night
Don't just hurl
Your words from on high

Well I know I had it all on the line
But don't just sit with folded hands and become blind
'Cause even when there is no star in sight
You'll always be my only guiding light

If we come back and we're broken
Unworthy and ashamed
Give us something to believe in
And you know we'll go your way

'Cause I know I had it all on the line
But don't just sit with folded hands and become blind
'Cause even when there is no star in sight
You'll always be my only guiding light

And I know I had it all on the line
But don't just sit with folded hands and become blind
'Cause even when there is no star in sight
You'll always be my only guiding light



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Woman

Woman
Cupped hand is burning ice
Tangled up in morning white
Do you ever really know?
Can you ever really know?

Woman
Watch her take me by surprise
When she lets me call her mine
Do you ever really know?
Can you ever really know?

And I don't know the loneliness she long
I don't hear the frosty words that call inside
When you're gone again

I can't read your mind though I'm trying all the time
There's something I don't know, I can see it in your eyes
As the night descends, it's always slow again
I am left in awe of the woman I adore, oh

Woman
I never had such a sign
Burn itself into my mind
Do you ever really know?
Can you ever really know?

You say the sun doesn't shine for you
I hope you learning that's not true, in time
When you're gone again
Just as long again

I can't read your mind though I'm trying all the time
There's something I don't know, I can see it in your eyes
As the night descends, oh it's always slow again
But I am left in awe of the woman I adore

I can't read your mind though I'm trying all the time
There's something I don't know, I can see it in your eyes
And as the night descends, it's always slow again
But I am left in awe of the woman I adore



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Beloved

Austere enthroned in white grandeur
But tired
A shift
A whisper of where you sailed ahead
From your eyes
I'd never seen you unkempt before
As you whispered "Darling close the door"
Well how, have I not made a note of every word
You ever said
Time, is not on our side
But I pretend that it's alright
She says the Lord has a plan
But admits it's pretty hard to understand

Before you leave
You must know you are beloved
And before you leave
Remember I was with you

Are you afraid?
How ever could you not be
In this rosy light
This is strange
I feel a hand come through the mirror
Pointing at the light
Pointing at the light we never see
As you put your feathered arms over me

Before you leave
You must know you are beloved
And before you leave
Remember I was with you
And as you leave
I won't hold you back beloved

You sit
And talk the stars down from the sky
Down there
Forget the chaos in your eyes love

And as you leave
You must know you are beloved
And as you leave
I can see the wild has come for you
And as you leave
I won't hold you back beloved
And as you leave
See my children playing at your feet



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The Wild

We saw birth and death
Can't we be still
What makes you kind
From where comes your sparkling mind

Was it under the earth?
Tied up in a knot
Which I forgot you were ever there

Do not be afraid
Do not be afraid

What’s that I see?
I think it's the wild
Puts the fear of God in me

And was there a grudge
Up from the dust
Inconceivable lie

What's that I see?
I think it’s the wild
Puts the fear of God in me



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October Skies

In the silver light
I just made out
Your silhouette
Through the quickening haze

So brand it on my mind
So I don't forget
Let it shine
By my wondering eyes

Oh oh oh
You're loving yearn
Oh oh oh
I have faith in wraith

I'm blinded by the lights
Of October skies
These postcard memories
Evade my eyes

In the valley I'm free
But in the hills I soar
To your silhouette
Is gone once more

Oh oh oh
You're loving yearn
Oh oh oh
I have hope once more

The fear of whats to come
Has been crippling me
So to your silhouette
I turn once more

So brand it on my mind
So I won't forget
Let it shine, let it shine
By my wondering eyes
Oh let it shine, let it shine
By my wondering eyes

Oh oh oh
You're loving yearn
Oh oh oh
I have hope once more



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Slip Away

No more questions no more lies
Do and deal for no surprises
'Cause you will never slip away
Slip away in the night

Waiting patient for the sun to rise
In reveals a stoic smile
But you will never slip away
Slip away in the night

You find me waiting here for you
Come and suffer here
You find me holding my breath for you
Come and suffer here

In the violence of a mind's eye
We had a deal for no surprises
'Cause you will never slip away
Slip away in the night

But you're not yourself
I know you better than you
But you're not yourself
I know you better than you

You find me holding my breath for you
It's never more than I can take
I wouldn't have it any other way
You find me on my knees for you
It's never more than I can take
I wouldn't have it any other way

Don't you lie down
Be still in love
Don't you leave now
Be still in love
Don't you leave now
Be still

You find me holding my breath for you
It's never more than I can take
I wouldn't have it any other way
You find me on my knees for you
It's never more than I can take
I wouldn't have it any other way

But you're not yourself
I know you better than you
And you're not yourself
I know you better than you



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Rose Of Sharon

Fold your hair behind your ears
Roll your questions across the floor
I know you been here for years
But at least we've been here before
My mind finds peace in the shade of your attention
But gets tangled by the night
I didn't know what I was thinking
But I know we’ll be alright

And I will surround you
With a love too deep for words
Hold you from the world and its curse
So long as I have breath in my lungs
Long as there's a song to be sung
I will be yours and you will be mine
Ever our lives entwined
My rose of Sharon
My rose of Sharon

Come crashing in like a wildfire
I'm left in awe of you
Every time I close the door
I’m left wanting more of you
I wish I had some grand sense of occasion
But I'll just smile and turn away
I hope you know by now
I don't know another way

When it's said and done
I'm yours forever
Like I said, I'm done
I'm yours forever

I will surround you
With a love too deep for words
Hold you from the world and its curse
So long as I have breath in my lungs
Long as there's a song to be sung
I will be yours and you will be mine
Ever our lives entwined
My rose of Sharon
My rose of Sharon

With a love too deep for words
I’m yours forever
With a love too deep for words
I’m yours forever
With a love too deep for words
I'm yours forever
With a love too deep for words
I’m yours forever



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Picture You

If I could tell you "no"
I thought it best you didn't know
Don't see it coming
The darkness visible
But when its eyes fix mine
The silver in its stone
I feel it rising, oh
The gathering storm

And when I feel a darkness is a heartbeat away
And I don't know how to fight it
It's a heartbeat away
And now
You don't know me like this
It's a heartbeat away
And I don't know how to hide it
It's a heartbeat away

And I picture you
Soaked in light
I picture you
And in you I had no doubt
When the chaos calls me out
And it feel it's like there is nothing I can do
I picture you

And the night falls fast
I know it's heavy on the skin
Will it be ever thus?
They're barely visible
But when your eyes fix mine
Embracing you tonight
When I hold my breath
Through the waste and the while

When I feel it rising
It's a heartbeat away
And I don't know how to fight it
It's a heartbeat away
And now
You don't know me like this
It's a heartbeat away
And I
Don't know how to fight it
It's a heartbeat away

And I picture you
Soaked in light
I picture you
And in you I had no doubt
When the chaos calls me out
And it feels like it's nothing I could do
I picture you



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Darkness Visible

There to dwell
In adamantine chains and penal fire
Who durst defy the omnipotent to arms
Nine times the space that measures day and night
Rolling in the fiery gulf
Confounded though immortal, but his doom
Reserved him to more wrath, for now the thought
Both of lost happiness and lasting pain
Torments him; round he throws his baleful eyes
That witnessed huge affliction and dismay
Mixed with obdurate pride and steadfast hate
At once as far as angels ken he views
The dismal situation waste and wild
A dungeon horrible, on all sides round
Regions of sorrow
Doleful shades, where peace and rest can never dwell
Hope never comes that comes to all
But torture without end still urges
As one great furnace flamed
Yet from those flames, no light
But rather, darkness visible



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If I Say

I came here without a choice
I'm sorry I could never thank you
For saving me more trouble
I didn't want any trouble
If you were given one more chance
Would you bring me back to life?
Bring me back into the light
Into the light

And let it shine on, let it shine on us

And if I say I love you, well, then I love you
And if I say I love you, well, then I love you

The innocence in your face bled out without a trace
You've won without an enemy, you're ill without a remedy
As night bleeds into night, and I know I came off better than you
It doesn't mean that I feel better
It doesn't mean that I feel better

And let it shine on, let it shine on us

And if I say I love you, well, then I love you
And if I say I love you, well, then I love you
And if I say I love you, well, then I love you
And if I say I love you, well, then I love you

Show me your hands
Are they cleaner than mine?
Show me your face
Did you cross the line?
Show me your eyes
They any drier than mine?
Your soul survives
But peace, you'll never find

And if I say I love you, well, then I love you
And if I say I love you, well, then I love you
And if I say I love you, well, then I love you
And if I say I love you, well, then I love you



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Wild Heart

Mortal once again
Making out, watch me pretend
And you whisper words forbidden
To see if I've been listening
Well now I'm listening

We won't both get our way
If we do, it won't be tonight anyway
So I hold you by the jaw
And kiss you to be sure
With so much more than before

It took a wild heart to tame mine
And it took a wild heart to charm
Now a wild heart has gone and floored me
With this ever lasting glance
But this ever lasting glance

I wouldn't have you any other way
Who wants love that makes sense anyway?

I guess I asked for the truth
I guess I asked for it, brutal and unchained
But tonight it sounds improvised
Whatever has you so inspired
While I know you're inspired

And no one is better armed
To tear me down with a sleight of the tongue
And I could do the same
And see how long you can keep face
Let's see who keeping face

But it took a wild heart to tame mine
And it took a wild heart to charm
Now a wild heart has gone and floored me
With this ever lasting glance
But this ever lasting glance

I wouldn't have it any other way
Who wants love that makes sense anyway?
I wouldn't have you any other way
I don't want what makes sense anyway

But it took a wild heart to tame mine
And it took a wild heart to charm
Now a wild heart has gone and floored me
With this ever lasting glance
With her ever lasting glance



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Forever

I know I've had you troubled
And I know I've seared your mind
But you know that I love you
And that our love's not blind
I'm sure my dreams lie with you
But I've many more besides
And if I can't see them through
Our love will slowly die

So if you doubt for the time that you're spending
And if you doubt for the love in your heart
Think of London and the girl you're returning
And the days you defend will turn to gold

So love with your eyes
Love with your mind
Love with your, dare I say forever
Do it for yourself
Do it for the girl
Do it for your, dare I say forever

And I've known pious women
Who have lead such secret lives
Shameless in the dark, so shameful in the light
And you may not be pious and I may not be saved
But we could live quite happily and quietly unfazed

So if you doubt for the time that you're spending
And if you doubt for the love in your heart
Think of London and the girl you're returning
And the days you defend will turn to gold

So love with your eyes
Love with your mind
Love with your, dare I say forever
Do it for yourself
Do it for the girl
Do it for your, dare I say forever

I was dreaming of the Liffey
I was thinking of the Thames
And now the east river flows by to the same end
Are we too sentimental to not look back and stare?

So love with your eyes
Love with your mind
Love with your, dare I say forever
Do it for yourself
Do it for the girl
Do it for your, dare I say forever



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Delta

Do not lie to us
Don't hide your eyes from us
I will take this softened cup
I will sit upon your floor
Tell your stories, tell all of your pain
That's what I came here for
And your children come and go as you eat

What have I to find in our love, I am a waste
My words are empty vessels, if I do nothing in this place
And we can scream into the shadows
And it's good that we can
But walk with me, I think we'll find a way
And walk with me, I think we'll find a way

But I miss you at the Delta
Where the rivers run into the sea
And I'll miss you at the Delta
What's behind, I can clearly see
That beyond, that's beyond me

When it feels like nothing else matters
Will you put your arms around me?
When it feels like nothing else matters
Will you put your arms around me?
And does your love prefer the others?
And does your love just make you feel again?
Does my love prefer the others?
Does my love just make me feel good?

When it's all just dust to dust
And it's how it will be
When it's all just nothing else
That means nothing to me
When it's all just dust to dust
And how it will be
When it's all just nothing else
That means nothing to me

Does my love prefer the others
Or does my love just make me feel good
Does my love prefer the others
Or does my love just make me feel good

When it feels like nothing else matters
Will you put your arms around me?
When it feels like nothing else matters
Will you put your arms around me?
And does your love prefer the others?
Does my love, just make you feel good?



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Woman - Acoustic (Live From Electric Lady)

Woman
Cupped hand is burning ice
Tangled up in morning white
Do you ever really know?
Can you ever really know?
Woman
Watch her take me by surprise
When she lets me call her mine
Do you ever really know?
Can you ever really know?
And I don't know the loneliness she long
I don't hear the frosty words that call inside
When you're gone again
I can't read your mind though I'm trying all the time
There's something I don't know, I can see it in your eyes
As the night descends, it's always slow again
I am left in awe of the woman I adore, oh
Woman
I never had such a sign
Burn itself into my mind
Do you ever really know?
Can you ever really know?
You say the sun doesn't shine for you
I hope you learning that's not true, in time
When you're gone again
Just as long again
I can't read your mind though I'm trying all the time
There's something I don't know, I can see it in your eyes
As the night descends, oh it's always slow again
But I am left in awe of the woman I adore
I can't read your mind though I'm trying all the time
There's something I don't know, I can see it in your eyes
And as the night descends, it's always slow again
But I am left in awe of the woman I adore



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Guiding Light - Acoustic (Live From Electric Lady)

One, two, three

We're on the permanent red
The glaze on my eyes
When I heard your voice
The distance caught me by surprise again

And I know you claim that you're alright
But fix your eyes on me
I guess I'm all you have
And I swear you'll see the dawn again

Well I know I had it all on the line
But don't just sit with folded hands and become blind
'Cause even when there is no star in sight
You'll always be my only guiding light

Relate to my youth
Well I'm still in awe of you
Discover some new truth
That was always wrapped around you

But don't just slip away
In the night
Don't just hurl
Your words from on high

Well I know I had it all on the line
But don't just sit with folded hands and become blind
'Cause even when there is no star in sight
You'll always be my only guiding light

If we come back and we're broken
Unworthy and ashamed
Give us something to believe in
And you know we'll go your way

'Cause I know I had it all on the line
But don't just sit with folded hands and become blind
'Cause even when there is no star in sight
You'll always be my only guiding light

And I know I had it all on the line
But don't just sit with folded hands and become blind
'Cause even when there is no star in sight
You'll always be my only guiding light



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Wild Heart - Acoustic (Live From Electric Lady)

Mortal once again
Making out, watch me pretend
And you whisper words forbidden
To see if I've been listening
Well now I'm listening

We won't both get our way
If we do, it won't be tonight anyway
So I hold you by the jaw
And kiss you to be sure
With so much more than before

It took a wild heart to tame mine
And it took a wild heart to charm
Now a wild heart has gone and floored me
With this ever lasting glance
But this ever lasting glance

I wouldn't have you any other way
Who wants love that makes sense anyway?

I guess I asked for the truth
I guess I asked for it, brutal and unchained
But tonight it sounds improvised
Whatever has you so inspired
While I know you're inspired

And no one is better armed
To tear me down with a sleight of the tongue
And I could do the same
And see how long you can keep face
Let's see who keeping face

But it took a wild heart to tame mine
And it took a wild heart to charm
Now a wild heart has gone and floored me
With this ever lasting glance
But this ever lasting glance

I wouldn't have it any other way
Who wants love that makes sense anyway?
I wouldn't have you any other way
I don't want what makes sense anyway

But it took a wild heart to tame mine
And it took a wild heart to charm
Now a wild heart has gone and floored me
With this ever lasting glance
With her ever lasting glance
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